Who Needs an Elevation Certificate?
Structures built in a Special Flood Hazard Area – including A and AE zones – must have a FEMA Elevation Certificate to prove that the structure meets the required Base Flood Elevation or a Floodproofing Certificate for Non-residential Structures. A FEMA Elevation Certificate is required upon placement of lowest floor (prior to further vertical construction) and at final inspection (See FBC, B Sec. 107.3.5, Sec. 110.3 and Sec. 1612.5, and FBC, R322.1.10)
Important FEMA Technical Bulletins
Non-Residential Floodproofing - Requirements and Certification
Wet Floodproofing Requirements
Openings in Foundation Walls and Walls of Enclosures
Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements
Ensuring That Structures Built on Fill In or Near Special Flood Hazard Areas are Reasonably Safe From Flooding
The Elevation Certificate is also required for new flood insurance policies from the National Flood Insurance Program.
Elevation Certificates from the year 2012 to the present